SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Sunrise Police officer came to a crashing stop while trying to avoid a small animal crossing the road.

Investigators said Sunrise Police Officer Jordan Pacheco slammed into a tree after trying to avoid hitting the animal near North Nob Hill Road and 55th Street, Sunday.

The officer was taken to an area hospital as a precaution. He has since been released and is expected to be OK.

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